National Adoption Awareness Month minimizes individual experiences of adoptees and masks the deeper systemic problems that keep the practice in existence.
Hallie Wunsch was searching for her birth mother, but she found her sisters instead.
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As a transracially adopted person, many things in my life take on additional layers and meaning; my identity, my relationships and my hair. Holidays are no different.
"We weren't abandoned; we were chosen."
A New York bill allowing adults who were adopted as children to obtain access to their original birth certificates, was "destroyed" by members of the NY State Assembly before it passed by a 125-19 vote on June 18, according to members of the group New York Adoption Equality.
Adoption is a multi-faceted, complex phenomenon replete with conundrums. No matter how happy, every adoption begins with a tragedy of loss and separation. Yet some adoptive parents and the general public cling to preconceived, romanticized notions of adoption, seeing it through a narrow one-dimensional lens that is distorted by myth.